Regulations - Engineering

Postgraduate Certificate in Robotics and Automation Engineering – PGCertRobotEng

The regulations for this postgraduate certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this postgraduate certificate, a student must have completed:


a the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative


b the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.


(i) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Engineering.

(ii) Whether a degree is considered relevant will depend on the courses passed. Degrees or subjects in applied science, bioengineering, computer science, data science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology, mechatronics, science or technology may be considered relevant.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 60 points required for this postgraduate certificate, a student must pass:

a at least 15 points from COMPSYS 726, 730


b at least 15 points from COMPSYS 731, 732, MECHENG 710


c up to 30 points from courses listed in the Master of Robotics and Automation Engineering Schedule, excluding COMPSYS 792.

5 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this qualification must substitute an alternative course as approved by the Head of Department or nominee.

6 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


8 These regulations have been amended with effect from 1 January 2023.